Award-winning photographer Peter Dench explores "Anglo-Celtic drunkenness" in his new book, A&E: Alcohol and England.
In this raw photo-diary of boozy England, Dench poses many questions, including: "Why do the English tipple until they fall over? Is it simply the weather, so wearyingly unpredictable? Is it to overcome the awkwardness inherent in a half-denied class system?
"Is it just because the English are more culturally advanced, and have realised there is no cure for the human condition but nice-tasting painkillers?"